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Rose Madder (1995) [Novel]
by Stephen King Rating: Weighted - 6.2 / Average - 6.2 of 10 (41 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Roused by a single drop of blood on the bedsheet, Rosie Daniels wakes from fourteen years of a nightmare marriage and suddenly takes flight. She uses her husband's ATM card to buy a bus ticket, determined to lose herself in a place where Norman won't find her. She'll worry about all the rest later.

Alone in a strange city, she begins to make a new life, and good things start to happen. Meeting Bill Steiner is one; and finding a junk-shop painting is another. It may be bad art but it's perfect for her new apartment-and somehow, it seems to want her as much as she wants it.

Still, it's hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder, and with good reason. Her husband is a cop, with the instincts of a predator. He's very good at finding people. The fact that he's losing his mind might even be an advantage.

Rose-maddened and on the rampage, Norman Daniels becomes a force of relentless terror and savageness, a man almost mythic in his monstrosity. For Rosie to survive, for her to have a chance in her brave new world, she must enter her own myth-a world that lies beyond the surface of a work of art-and become a woman she never knew she could be: Rose Madder.

Original title: Rose Madder
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorPsychological Horror


  • This book is for Joan Marks.

Edition #1: Rose Madder

Rose Madder (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Vivid, startling... a compelling page-turner." Houston Chronicle
  • "A corker, tense and frightening throughout... Rose is the most richly portrayed female King's ever created." Detroit Free Press
  • "A boiling hot shocker." Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • "Rousing... vivid and sensitive." New York Times
  • "Riveting, engrossing... packed with suspense." People
  • "An eerie, remarkably mature and moving novel." Washington Post
  • "Breathlessly paced suspense and terror... horrific thrills... it's King's best!" Miami Herald
  • "One of King's most engrossing horror novels. Relentlessly paced and brilliantly orchestrated.... A phantasmagorical roller-coaster ride, peopled by a broad array of indelibly characterized men and women and fueled by an air of danger immediate and overwhelming." Publishers Weekly
  • "Stephen King is a marvelous writer. His style crackles. His storyline skitters along, pausing for the kaboom, then moves to the next terror. His imagination is beyond the edge.... He had me hooked." Baltimore Sun
  • "Stephen King can make your heart pound and turn you into a vampire thirsting for blood.... He gets more skillful with every book." Chirs Chase, Books
  • "King raises the literary ante... Rose Madder certainly won't disappoint King's golden horde of fans, but this eerie and remarkably mature work may even win over some readers from literature's garden party district—if they don't mind stepping through a few puddles of gore and goo." Chicago Sun-Times
  • "A taut thriller-novel... about as good as they come." St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • "Disturbing, haunting... King paints a vivid nightmare." Oklahoman
  • "Enjoyable... the kind of horror and suspense mixed with flights of fantasy King readers relish." Baton Rouge magazine
  • "An evocative work... Rose Madder is best when the author places us inside the twisted circuits of Norman's brain, or reveals the slow blooming of Rose's personality as she moves from fear to a tenuous engagement with the world. Rose is a strong character, one of the pleasures of this book." New York Newsday
  • "Masterful... King is in a league of his own." Richmond Times Dispatch
  • "A work filled with terror from the very first page.... Fiction has seldom produced a villian so evil... highly recommended." Montgomery Advertiser
  • "A whole lot of horror... but Stephen King readers aren't a faint lot. They can take it." New York Daily News
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Rose Madder (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340952641
Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.9 x 1.6 in
Pages: 608

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Rose Madder (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: New English Library
ISBN: 9780340640142
Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.8 x 1.6 in
Pages: 595

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Rose Madder (June 1995)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670858699
Dimensions: 6.8 x 9.9 x 1.8 in
Pages: 420

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